Jacob’s Pillow 360

Workshops & Intensives from
The School at Jacob’s Pillow

The School at Jacob’s Pillow is where dancers and choreographers define and strengthen their artistic voices, while making the connections that advance their work in the field, and is considered one of the most prestigious dance training programs in the world.


In partnership with universities and dance centers, 360 Intensives are designed to introduce dancers to The School Experience by working with renowned Jacob’s Pillow Artist Faculty and Alumni, both in person and virtually from the Perles Family Studio. During the three days, dancers also work with the esteemed faculty of our partner schools. While learning about these highly regarded training centers, dancers will be strengthening their technique in a variety of dance styles, gaining valuable career advice, and being virtually introduced to the Pillow’s world class digital resources. The 360 Intensives are designed for career-aspiring and pre-professional dancers, ages 14 – 18. 


The Jacob’s Pillow 360 Intensives will be held in the beautiful dance studios of the partner organizations below:

Miami, FL – in partnership with New World School of the Arts | July 12-14

Intensive Faculty from Jacob’s Pillow and NWSA to be announced.

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Orange, CA – in partnership with Chapman University | August 9-11

Intensive Faculty from Jacob’s Pillow and Chapman University to be announced.



The School at Jacob’s Pillow 360 Workshops provide pre-professional and early career dancers ages 14+ an opportunity to learn from acclaimed dancers, teachers, and choreographers. Led by Artist Faculty and School Alumni, Jacob’s Pillow 360 Workshops include a movement class and a dialogue session for dancers to ask questions and hear personal Pillow experiences from alumni and faculty. Offered in a diverse selection of styles, 360 Workshops are designed to inspire and connect dancers to the Pillow’s network of established artists in the field. 360 Workshop participation is not required for admittance consideration, though they can serve as a pre-screening informative tool to School Staff and Artist Faculty of possible School applicants. $18 per in-person workshop & $10 per virtual workshop, Pre-registration required. 

Find dates, locations, and direct application links for all 360 Workshops below. Register early–each workshop has limited capacity! Please reach out to school@jacobspillow.org with any questions you may have.

360 WORKSHOPS in 2024

2024 360 Workshops have now ended. 2024 locations included Miami, NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, with virtual opportunities. Stay tuned for more 360 Workshops in 2025!

2024 Application Deadlines for 360 Intensives

Feb 26 at 11:59pm EST | Regular Deadline | $25 processing fee
After Feb 26 | Rolling Basis* | $25 processing fee

*Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with admittance status sent by email on a rolling basis if spaces are available.


Open the sections below for materials needed for a complete application.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow 360 – An Intensive in Partnership with NWSA
July 12 – 14

New World School of the Arts dance training is conservatory-based, grounded in classical ballet and incorporating dances of different cultures and newer forms. Supporting studies are in choreography, music, dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, movement analysis, and dance production. NWSA is recognized internationally for the success and artistry of its professional alumni, for its distinguished professional faculty, outstanding dance curriculum, productive relationship with many international and national dance companies, the multi-cultural nature of our faculty and student body, and excellent facilities provided for dance.

Located in the heart of downtown Miami, on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, New World School of the Arts is a Florida center of excellence in the performing and visual arts that operates through an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College, and the University of Florida. This partnership makes it possible for students to earn a high school diploma, an Associate of Arts degree, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Music degree in programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater, and Art & Design.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow 360 – An Intensive in Partnership with Chapman University
August 9 – 11

Chapman University’s Department of Dance offers rigorous professional training with high-caliber productions, renowned faculty and guest artists, a new state of the art dance center, and all the benefits of a small liberal arts university.

The BA and BFA degrees focus on equitable and varied training in ballet, jazz, and modern technique supported by tap, hip hop, ballroom, and other forms. Additional curricular strengths include choreography (with more than 100 student works produced annually and 4 performance venues), and dance science and wellness (with courses in somatics, Pilates, yoga, anatomy, and kinesiology). The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance and ranked as a best college dance program by DanceUS.org.

Faculty are experts in their fields and include world renowned artists Dwight Rhoden and Ido Tadmor. Located in beautiful Orange, California, Chapman frequently hosts guest artist classes, performances, and auditions with LA’s top artists and talent agencies.

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1. Audition Video

Footage must be of clear viewing quality and preferably shot within six months, or as recent as possible, prior to submission. Media-enhanced, highly edited, or promotional type videos are not reviewed. Please upload your video as a private or unlisted link on YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Verbal self-introduction, 1 minute maximum
    • Your name and current dance studio/place of training
    • Why this program is important for you this year
    • What you are showing on your video
  • Performance sampler, 2-5 minutes (Please choose at least one of the options below. You are not required to submit all three options.)
    1. Submit a solo in any genre. Solos may be filmed either on a stage or in a studio–anywhere that the dancer is clear and in focus; AND/OR
    2. Submit a technique sampler which could include center work, petite allegro, and grande allegro combinations; AND/OR
    3. Submit 2 combinations or short solo excerpts. Dancers can choose any style/genre.

2. Written Statement 200 words or less

Tell us a bit about your dance goals and how the 360 Intensive will help you work toward them.

3. Training Information or Résumé

Please tell us about your dance school or studio and training background, or submit a resume that includes dance training and performance experience.

4. Photos

  • Headshot or School photo (required)
  • Dance Shot (optional)

Age Eligibility

Dancers must be between 14 – 18 years of age by July 1, 2024 to register and participate in all The School at Jacob’s Pillow 360 Intensives.

Liability Waivers 

Participation in any 360 Intensive requires receipt of a legally signed Liability Waiver, located within the application and registration forms upon acceptance.

Participation Requirements

The School’s programs, on campus and at our partner locations, are designed for serious and dedicated upper intermediate to advanced dancers who are exploring dance as a professional career. 

  • Dancers need to be physically fit for the rigor and intensity required in classes, rehearsals, and performances. This includes having the stamina to be fully active for at least eight hours per day.
  • If you are recovering from a recent injury or surgery, you need to recover fully and postpone your participation to a later time. We sincerely want you dancing for the long-term, not the short-term, and lack the facilities and resources for comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation care.

The well-being of all dancers and staff participating in The School at Jacob’s Pillow 360 Intensives is important to us.

  • Accepted dancers must complete a confidential medical history form, which includes immunization records, and note any conditions that could interfere with full program participation. 


Intensive Tuition Fee 

  • $375 for three day intensives
  • Limited scholarship assistance may be available. Email school@jacobspillow.org for additional information. 
  • 360 Intensive dancers will be required to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit toward tuition OR pay tuition in full to secure your place in the program following acceptance.
  • Tuition must be paid in full by 3 weeks prior to program start.
  • Please contact school@jacobspillow.org if you need to arrange a payment plan.

Refund Policy

  • Partial refunds are only granted for medical conditions and require a physician’s note for 60% by one week prior to arrival; and none possible thereafter.

Program Policies

  • Artist Faculty and Programming are subject to change. Jacob’s Pillow will make every effort to post updates on this website and notify dancers in advance.
  • The School at Jacob’s Pillow is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and encourages and supports diversity in all programs.
  • Jacob’s Pillow is committed to offering a safe, caring, sharing, collaborative environment where artistic growth is possible for all.